RPSGTs – Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute To Recertify!
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Step 1: Read the Candidate Handbook
All CCSH new candidates are expected to have thoroughly read the CCSH Candidate Handbook. Candidates should be familiar with the requirements for our Eligibility Pathways, policies and procedures, and Standards of Conduct. Virtually all of your questions can be answered in the Candidate Handbook.
Step 2: Review the Eligibility Criteria Choose your Eligibility Pathway
After reading the CCSH Candidate Handbook, visit our Eligibility Page to review the Eligibility Pathways. In order, to qualify for the exam you must meet the eligibility requirements of a listed Eligibility Pathway. Make sure you have the documentation required for your Eligibility Pathway.
Step 3: Complete the CCSH Exam Application
Once you have gathered documentation for your eligibility requirements, you will need to complete the CCSH Exam Application.
Step 4: Check Your Email and Schedule Your Exam
Once approved to test, candidates will receive an exam authorization email to the address provided within 7-10 business days. Candidates will be instructed to contact Pearson VUE Testing Centers to schedule an exam date.
Please be advised: If your email server strictly quarantines messages from unknown sources as “spam”, we strongly recommend that you monitor both your inbox and your spam folder for the approval email.
Should you wish to mail in a paper application, you may download them here: Pathway 1 & 2. Please be sure that it is filled out in original ink, and mail it as well as all required supporting documentation to us in an envelope that does not require you to bend or fold the application. Please note that if your application is incomplete for any reason, it will be rejected and returned to you along with a letter explaining our reasoning. In order for it to be approved, you will be required to resubmit it along with a $50.00 rejection fee.
The National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC) has been credentialing respiratory therapists, supporting the respiratory care educational system and enhancing the value of the jobs of qualiﬁed respiratory care professionals since 1960. Your national credentials tell a lot about you and your competence to perform your job; they are based on national job analysis research and validated the most extensively of any allied health testing program. One way you, as a nationally credentialed respiratory care professional, can provide evidence of your qualiﬁcations is by annually renewing the active status of your credentials with the NBRC.
Being an active member in the national groups of practitioners credentialed by the NBRC means you care about protecting your professional future. Your annual renewal fee helps the NBRC work for uniform licensure and develop examinations that uphold the standards of the respiratory care profession. Active status also has many other beneﬁts:
- Recognition in the annual NBRC Directory and access to professionals across the country.
- An online subscription to NBRC Horizons, an informative bimonthly newsletter communicating credentialing developments.
- Reduced fees for services and recredentialing examinations.
- For credentials that are subject to the Continuing Competency Program (CCP), keeping active status for all 5 years of the credential term allows participation in the CCP via the CEU route at no additional cost to you.
- Representation with major organizations and state agencies that impact the respiratory care profession.
- A voice in the future of your profession.
- Appreciation gift in recognition of your active status renewal.
Active status means that credentialed practitioners have paid the $25 annual renewal fee and provided proof of employment under medical direction acceptable to the NBRC. Individuals who are not currently working in respiratory care under medical supervision have the option to support the NBRC by paying the $25 renewal fee even though they do not qualify for active status. Renew early to enjoy the beneﬁts all year long!
In addition to the benefits listed above, the NBRC is excited to announce that a $5.00 discount will be offered for 2017 Annual Renewal submitted online through the NBRC website. The NBRC knows how dedicated and hard-working credentialed respiratory care practitioners are and hopes that providing this new discount is just another way the NBRC can give back to the respiratory care profession.
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